Archive for: August 2015

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CORS-proxying without Server Headers – In-response to Chris Toomey
August 18, 2015
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After my post yesterday on CORS vs Tableau vs WDC store on Gateway service Chris released his excellent article on unifying Tableau REST and JS APIs which reflected some of the stuff what I wrote. He is right in many things, but I would argue on the CORS easiness. In addition to my coding skills I […]
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The big CORS Debate: Tableau Server and external AJAX calls
August 17, 2015
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The big debate: should or should not Tableau Server allow external sites to call its functions? Sometimes people feel the need to call trusted authentication, REST API or other undocumented URLs in Tableau Server – which are prohibited by the current Tableau Security model. What should we do? When it makes sense to leverage browser […]
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Tableau 9.0, Vizportal, and forcing password security – Databoss Version
August 6, 2015
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I’m huge fan of Bryant Howell and his work. His python REST API library is just simply cool. If you’re a python fan that should be your first stop to understand and use the Tableau REST API. But when he wrote about how to force password security in vizportal my first thought was “why don’t we […]
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Tableau Server on Linux – Part 2: Zookeeper and File Store/TDFS
August 4, 2015
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The journey continues: in this session we are going to move the famous TDFS (Tableau Distributed File System) with Zookeeper service to one of our favorite operating system: Linux. The goal is the same: have each and every Tableau Server processes on Linux without the need of the Windows OS. And a short disclaimer: this […]
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When to avoid Tableau REST API: single vs multithread vs database
August 3, 2015
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Tableau Server REST API is a relatively new feature in Tableau Server. It has must-have functions for publishing data sources and workbooks in addition to the usual CRUD functionality like getting users, groups and projects. However, like every new thing it has its own limitations: it’s terribly slow when you need to obtain information for […]
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Github Tableau Web Data Connector
August 2, 2015
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This Github Web Data Connector is a very basic connector designed to showcase some basic aspects of the Tableau Web Data Connector architecture. After you read some of the WDC techniques in this previous MongoDB post we can learn two more things: authentication and pagination.  You can find the full sources in our Starschema Web […]